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I write this in response to the recent Jennifer Firestone Point of View in The Riverdale Press charging the Dinowitz family with nepotism. more
We live in the social media age. Yet, with all the cries that “newspaper is dead,” at least here in our greater Riverdale community, it remains alive and well. Especially on these pages. more
It’s been about 10 months since Timber Equities broke ground at Villa Rosa Bonheur, located at Palisade Avenue in the Spuyten Duyvil section of Riverdale. more
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy said, “This nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon, and returning him safely to Earth.” At the time, a Gallup poll reported 58 percent of the country opposed this endeavor. more
What’s in a name? Will the Northwest Bronx reflexively vote for another “Dinowitz” on the ballot, thereby reviving the tradition of nepotism and political dynasty that has tarnished the borough’s reputation? more
This week, Lehman College will graduate the largest class in its 50-plus-year history. More than 3,600 students will be filled with pride over their achievement as they truly beat the odds. more
I want to make some corrections and follow-up on the story about my candidacy for New York State Assembly in a previous edition. more
On May 6, the City Planning Commission certified as ready for ULURP review (successively by the community board, the borough president and the city council) a proposed zoning text change that could, from the standpoint of residents of the Riverdale community, drastically and permanently change the Special Natural Area District regulations, and with it, the character of the community. more
What is happening in New York City parks is microscopic of what is happening globally. more
In August 1940, a young bespectacled American took a room in the Hotel Suisse in Marseilles. Later he changed to the more stately Hotel Splendide, and his name became famous among the refugees who were swarming the streets of Marseilles. more
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